10 Things the PS3 Should Do Better
… as stated by the excellent ps3blog.net. i have a few comments on them.
- Four-Player Support
this one is hard. games that either a) push the hardware too hard or b) are inefficiently using the hardware run into performance problems with 4 player split screen. i’m sure this one is coming as developers get more used to the hardware. (but, what about 7 players?)
- PS2 Peripheral Support
that would be sexy. again, hopefully it’s coming.
now, they get ugly….
- Improved Game Support for Gamer Songs
since most popular music sucks, i’m glad my 360 already does this. it even keeps the same tracks playing as i switch out games. so cool.
- Networked Media
oh. and the 360 does this too.
- DVD Video Upconversion
that’s what you get for buying a blu-ray player. they don’t want regular dvds looking almost as good. oh, and the 360 does this too.
- DivX Support
with a media center pc and a plugin, the 360 does this too.
- In-Game Chat
- EyeToy HD
just bought my hd camera for the 360.
- Better Friend List Support
you know, maybe it’s just me, but i love seeing my friends popup while i’m watching an upscaled dvd or timeshifted tv streaming from my media center — and not in a game — while on my 360.
- What Up with Sound?
mmmm…. 360 digital audio goodness.
anyway. it’s pretty obvious that the ps3 is a first generation “multimedia” console and the 360 is a second generation one. sony is trying to compensate by overbuilding the hardware — and skimping on all of the services and features that come with it.
hardware is nice, but software makes the experience.